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with texas prior to the 2004 season, as cano bounces one foul back behind first, you and i talked about this last week during a telecast from san francisco, a-rod to the yankees. soriano to the texas rangers. now, the yankees provided texas with a list of five other players. rangers were able to choose one of the five. cano was actually on that list. but texas went with joaquin arias to be -- >> tim: you have a lot of decisions to make as a general manager. we talked about ben cherington and cash man. sometimes they're wrong. that was -- everybody knows now, the wrong decision. you also look at how the course of baseball history would have changed had aaron beau not played basketball during the off season. >> tim: isn't that the truth. has a knee problem. cano became a more paramount interest to the yankees. where is cano going to play next year, the dodgers? they're the new yankees. >> tim: became a red sox in 2004. >> kenny: broken bat. ground out to pedroia. we head upstairs to ken. >> ken: at this point, still late in the season, guys. it certainly lacks like robinson cano will hit
, texas, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. the military trial for major nadal hasan is under way here at ft. hood a mile or so from the medical readiness unit where three years ago he shot and killed 13 soldiers and wounded 32 others. now in previous hearings, major hasan has tried to lead guilty to the charges but because this case involves the death penalty, it has to go through this article 32 court-martial hearing. hasan has elected to represent himself which now presents the bizarre opportunity for major hasan to actually cross-examine some of the people he allegedly shot. one of those is sergeant alonzo lu lunsford who told us he is looking forward to talk to the man who tried to kill him. here is what he had to say. >> i will not show fear in the face of an enemy because the man who shot me, major hasan is the man who going to be cross-examining me and that is a huge challenge. >> reporter: sergeant lundford is the lead witness in this case after opening statements begin this afternoon. opening statements are underway right now. lunsford will testi
the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with our stephanie stanton who said it is just a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and are expected to approve that resolution at which point bob filne
at scrambled politics. ted cruz of texas will remain a canadian citizen for eight more months before he can officially cut ties with the country where he was born. at a town hall meeting last night about defunding obamacare, cruz praised former south carolina senator jim demint for being as nearly as action stars or super heros are. >> kids all over the world wear super man pajamas. super man wears chuck norris pajamas. and let me tell you, chuck norris wears jim demint pajamas. >> texas governor rick perry also wanted to kill the affordable care act, but politico reports his aides are in talks to accept an estimated $100 million through the health law. republican senator lamar alexander is now facing a primary challenger in his bid for re-election. his on poe nent is joe carr whose campaign banner misspelled the last word with an extra t. they later fixed it. north carolina state senator is resigning to protest the state's new voter i.d. law. she'll help citizens get photo i.d.s. january gone take says nancy reagan wants to see the butler. fonda says she'll get her a dvd. and president oba
way today in texas, a court-martial accused of a deadly rampage at ft. hood. it's been four years since his opened fire at a processing center leaving 13 people dead, 30 others injured. some of those that he alleged to have shot will actually testify against him. >> all of a sudden, you could hear it somewhere and pow, pow, shooting everywhere. all of a sudden, i saw a laser come across my eyes. i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me. by that time, i tried shifting over. it felt like a baseball bat hit me over the neck. >> he will represent himself. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. >>> president obama heads to phoenix to talk about home ownership. the president is expected to lay out the plan to keep the housing recovery humming. he heads to burbank, california to make his sixth appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. >>> fire crews in oregon making progress on a wildfire. weather conditions do not promise help. five fires burning in two oregon counties. 52,000 acres destroyed. the largest is 16% contained. >> indra petersons is tracking the weather for
willing to go to win back the senate. and pay back. texas republicans want state representative wendy davis to pay for her epic filibuster. igor is with us and lisa and bill share. it's great to see all three of you. bill, start with you on this. you got a post up at the week.com asking what republicans want more. if they have got to go for this a government shutdown or the senate. why can't they have both? >> they can't have both because they have a very good chance of taking the senate right now. they could get the six seats d!1 that they need if they don't upset the apple cart. if they become the face of washington dysfunction then all bets are off. you already have the public saying 25%. they only have 25% approval of their handling of congress as it is today and people don't want more dysfunction and they can't pass off the blame for a government shutdown when you have senator ted cruz openly campaigning for it and saying you'll be no different than when government closes for the weekend. they lose leverage and budget negotiations they have to accept more tax increases and puttin
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a deal and let's move on. a-rod, they're going to fight. >> shepard: nelson cruz from the texas range 'ers has a statement. four or five statements on nelson cruz. all those players and all those other teams must be mighty thankful there's this 4 billion-pound elephant in the big city. >> any other situation nelson cruz would be heyed heyed the -- headline. lees the rangers in home runs, an al championship series mvp. everybody is waiting for a-rod's comment and then guys like jhonny peralta, good player, nelson cruz, names, household names, ryan braun is a household name. star of the league. no wince interested in them. it's all about alex rodriguez and it's the waiting game. >> adam mentioned melky cabrera but he was available for the postseason last year after his suspension. >> he served the 50-game suspension and they were going into the playoffs. the giants decided not to bring him on to the postseason roster. they went on and won the world series, but that was an interesting decision. we get him back but we're going to still keep him off the field. the yankees tonight, as a-rod
was a man without a country. he left seattle and went to texas with that huge contract. he never fit in there, he went to the yankees obviously. he was never considered a real yankee. it wasn't like he had this beloved fan base out there to begin with. in 2009 he admits or confirms a report that he doped when he was younger, but he said it was for a limited time. if anybody felt that they could forgive him then, he's just blown that up now. >> jason, to that point. he's been combative throughout this process. part of the press conference tonight, what was he like throughout it? >> he was really subdued. i mean, there's no other way to say it. he was not combative, at least in this particular outing he was not. he kept saying repeatedly he would be able to say more at a later time. kept saying repeatedly that he didn't want to disrupt the appeals process and wanted that to play out. what i also found interesting was the reaction outside here to rodrigez. i heard you guys talking about the fans. you saw him selling some autographs before the game got underway here tonight.overwhelming
lee dimaggio may be heading to texas or canada. that alert did not specify why. but obviously the search has crossed state lines at this point. >> so, obviously, border security is pretty critical, but what are they doing about this notion that he could be headed to texas. i mean, where are the texas authorities on this? >> reporter: well, a texas affiliate, at this time, we are still waiting for an update from sheriff's officials. they gave us their last press conference around 9:00 last night. we're still waiting to hear back, but, obviously, communication must be going on to make sure that this search is thorough, to hopefully find these children. because it's been more than 30 hours now. this started sunday evening. and if they left before that, they can be far beyond california, possibly not even in the u.s. at this time. but we are still waiting for those updates. >> okay. i want to put up those two pictures again, candice, if i can. and i'm just going to repeat what the issue is here. we've got hanna and ethan. their mother was murdered and another child, who is yet to
for weakness and disorientation. the vice president traveled with his son to texas and has been by his side. this isn't the first health scare for bo biden. he suffered a mild stroke in 2010. also not the first time the vice president has had to be next to his son. in 2010 when he had the stroke. and in 1972 when his then wife and young daughter died in the horrific car crash. only bo and his brother hunter only survivors in the car crash. there was the vice president. >> weeks after he was elected. had to take the oath of office at his bedside. >> at his bedside. when he started his trips by train. which he, he, did for very long time. continues to do. so, hopefully obviously we hope for the very best he gets better. >> absolutely. let's move overseas to egypt where there have been major developments overnight. spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood, has been detained by police in cairo. he and one of his powerful deputies will go on trial later this month accused of killing eight protesters. >> a dawn to dusk curfew in effect in cairo as the the city tries to get back to normal. abc's
you do in the other parks. he had 86 in texas. looks like a lot, but turns out that texas was such a great hitters' park, everyone had an increase like that. if you go with each ball player that's accused of using the stuff that either did use it or accused of using it and what performance was enhanced by it, you can find out for just about everything like that. but no one does. they look at roger clemens and say, well, when he was 42, you know, he won 15 games. 40 years ago won 23 games a the the age of 42. what was he on? >> this class of sort of baseball greats going back, you know, about 10, 15 years now. almost every one of the sort of leaders of which is now under some kind of scandal report in the hall of fame. sometimes it seems there needs to be some sort of blanket suspicion on how to deal with -- morally, i don't mean in terms of the infraction. but what happens when they come to the hall of fame. >> well, my guess is that the next generation is simply not going to care as much. what are you going to do? not go to the games? not root for your favorite players be
in 2004 alex rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while he was playing with the texas rangers between 2001 and 2003. anne-marie? >> thank you. marlie hall. >>> bottle services. the postal service looks add delivering booze to help its bottomline. >>> up next, a depraved kidnapper gets his punishment. we'll hear emotional testimony from one of his victims. this is the "cbs morning news." so do tire swings! this is our ocean spray cran-lemonade. it's good, old-fashioned lemonade. only better! whoa! [ splash! ] ocean spray cran-lemonade. a bold twist on an old favorite. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. whoever said and fetch is just a game,k never experienced the happiness of loving a pet. that's why, at petsmart, we go above and beyond. with hundreds of new products coming soon for a brand new shopping experience. petsmart®. could change your tomorrow, if you do something today. with our career catalyst scholarship you can.
spree in texas. police say a man out to kill his ex-girlfriend shot eight people at two homes in dallas and the near town of desoto overnight. this morning, we learned the woman and her 17-year-old daughter were among the four people killed. her two boys were also hurt. the suspect was arrested. >>> crews are battling an out- of-control wildfire in riverside county. the nine-square-mile fire damaged or destroyed several buildings, forcing 1500 people to evacuate near banning. >> and bart contract talks resume this morning. a day after both sides went public with their positions and their demands. the new numbers showing just how far apart the two sides are. but first, elizabeth has your latest on our morning drive. >>> thanks, guys. yeah, we are just getting word of a new accident coming into san francisco. southbound 280 by alemany. lanes are blocked. and they just turned the metering lights on at the bay bridge. so now we have a delay behind the pay gates. it is jammed solid through the overcrossings. they turned on the metering lights just a few minutes ago and we're already seeing a
to go to texas, to a real dude ranch. hotwire checks the competition's rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices, so we got our four-star hotels for half price. next up, hollywood! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e, hotwire.com. ♪ >> man: save big on car rentals too, from $11.95 a day. ♪ ♪ they'll pass you by ♪ ♪ glory days ♪ in the wink of a young girl's eye ♪ ♪ >> well the glory days for yankee superstar alex rodriguez appear to be fading by the hours, public support waning, fans disillusioned with his 211-game suspension. >> a low blow from an opposing team member on the field. the question is, was it really an accident? here is abc's paula faris. >> reporter: take the most vilified athlete in sports, new york yankees' alex rodriguez, add archrivals, boston red sox. and you get this. pitcher ryan dempster called it an innocent mistake. >> always try to pinch him inside. >> ryan dempster is a hero. plunking alex rodriguez as he should have last night. >> reporter: in boston the incident was the hot topic on weei, sports radio. >> i thought it was great. i sal
30 in fort hood, texas. dozens of witnesses say hassan is the shooter. death penalty cases are rare. in fact no active duty soldier has been executed since 1961. a jury of 13 army officers will have to unanimously convicted him but even then, 11 of the last death sentences handed down by military juries in the last 30 years have been overturned. hassan will be developing himself. he said he committed the mass shooting in defense of taliban terrorists but they characterize as workplace violence. as a result victims of the rampage can not be awarded federal benefits nor can victims receive combatant status. one was shot six times at fort hood. >> i think the act of the government is trying to downplay this all along. hassan has openly admitting makes me angry and makes me guess dusted. >> even if he is convicted, there are likely years if not decades of appeals ahead. >> gregg: thanks very much. we do want to take a moment to remember the 13 men and women who lost their lives that terrible day at fort hood. we actually officiallyers first heard two days, saturday november 7th, 2009. f
from won. we have the latest developments. texas senator holds duel citizenship here and another country. now the texas republican says he plans to renounce one of them and get what? it's not the united states. also a new twist in the aaron hernandez murder case. what police found that could mean more trouble for the former nfl player. patti ann: police in los angeles are deciding if they'll bring charges against the teen who got stuck in a chimney. he had to be rescued yesterday. he may have been trying to rob the house. but he only got about 10 feet down when he got stuck in the flue. once rescuers freed him, he started hamming it up for the cameras. >> i asked him his age and he told me he was old enough. so he's got a bit of an attitude and he's smiling for the cameras. he thinks this is a game. it's not a game. >> i don't know what to think. i truly don't know what to think because we know who it is. he's a family friend. >> he wouldn't have done anything to him because he hangs out here from time to time. patti ann: rescuers took the teen to the hospital. he appears to have
has come forward claiming that texas a&m quarterback asked for money to sign autographs. reporting that the heisman trophy winner was paid five figures on for another autograph session, a signing session last year. this is just the latest in a series of off-season incidents for the star football player, making him look like the justin bieber of college ball. senior writer at fox sports. you will be allowed to see him on fox sports one which launches on august 17th. >> absolutely. dagen: i'm psyched. less talk about johnnie football right now and in. is this surprising that this would come out and people would be digging through dirt for him given how he has been behaving? >> it is not surprising that they're digging through dirt to find this. a little surprising that he would actually go through and do this. you know the rules. first freshman to ever win a heisman trophy. but to accept five figures for a couple of autographs, 999 autographs the weekend of the b.c. s national championship game, clearly a violation of rules. like you said, his off-season have been tumultuous. the las
in texas. and the support she's receiving after this video went online and went viral. >>> let's start this morning with the first of the ocean's 16 to step forward. her name is susan nichol. she is part of that pool of maintenance workers that hit the powerball this week. this story, a huge blast of hope for a community that was hit very hard by superstorm sandy. and aditi roy is all over the story. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this lottery winner may be part of ocean 16. but she's on cloud nine. she revealed her identity to the public. and why she's not leaving her job just yet. this morning, we're hearing from one of ocean 16 for the first time, the county workers that won big in wednesday's $448.4 million powerball jackpot, has protected their anonymity until now. >> i'm still up in the clouds. >> reporter: new jersey native, susan nichols, says she wouldn't believe it when she and 15 fellow workers hit all five numbers and the powerball. >> my co-worker shook me. we did win. >> reporter: until friday night, the only thing we knew about the county government workers, is that no
, missouri, missouri, not texas. an area he has been protecting in the past along with his girlfriend who was the alleged get away driver. cnn has not been able to determine if his mom at this point has an attorney, but stand by for more on that one. >>> checking some of our top stories now. we are getting new information about one of the passengers killed when an aseana airlines crash landed last month. the fire department supervisors were not alerted that a 16-year-old had been found near the plane. the video shows the girl was run over by a fire rig after she was covered by the foam fire retardant. the footage was recorded by a camera that was mounted on the helmet of a fire battalion chief. >>> plant implosion in california that went horribly wrong. everything looks like it's going according to plan. just as most implosions do, but this one in bakersfield resulted in five people being injured because the debris flew so hard far, it hit the crowds. one person was so badly injured he had his leg amputated. he may lose both legs. so quite a serious result from that implosion. >>> in anot
on a highway in texas. an officer pulling over zimmerman outside of dallas for speeding. the video shows zimmerman telling the officer he's carrying a firearm in the glove compartment. the officer just gave zimmerman a warning. it is legal for zimmerman to transport a weapon in most states including texas. >>> now to a bittersweet victory for o.j. simpson winning parole but not freedom. >> this morning he faces an uphill legal battle. we get the latest from abc's brandy hitt. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. o.j. simpson's current attorney says he's pleased with the parole board's decision. he pleaded with that board last week for leniency, and it worked, but only on some of the charges. a small victory for o.j. simpson. nevada has granted the former nfl great parole on some of the charges stemming from his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction involving sports memorabilia simpson maintains was stolen from him. >> i would give it all back to these guys. they can have it all to get these last five years back. >> reporter: after this hearing last week, the nevada board of pa
of dallas. abc's brandi hitt has the story. >> reporter: dash camera video shows an officer in texas, pulling over george zimmerman's speeding pickup truck on sunday. seconds later, zimmerman reveals he's carrying a gun. >> i have a firearm in the glove department. >> okay. >> reporter: that's when the officer takes zimmerman's driver's license. and he learns he has just pulled over the man acquitted in one of the most controversial trials in years, the shooting death of trayvon martin. >> where are you headed to? >> nowhere in particular. >> nowhere in particular? why do you say that? >> did you see my name? >> huh-uh. what a coincidence. >> reporter: in the two weeks following the florida jury's verdict -- >> not guilty. >> reporter: zimmerman has been in hiding. his legal team tells abc news, he's apparently on a road trip. and also posted on twitter, for his safety, we won't make any comments about zimmerman's whereabouts. and we will work to protect his privacy. with his concealed carry permit reinstated, it is legal for the 29-year-old to transport a weapon in most states, incl
can see why. there's that low pressure system positioned over northern texas, and western oklahoma. it is retro grade, almost moves backward. most of the rain will happen in central kansas, wichita up to salina. >> and meanwhile off the coast of florida we're looking at the return of dorian. >> yes, or dorian or what's left of it. most of us won't see any of this which is great news. it really jets off into the atlantic. the only thing you'll see are clouds and maybe a rain ban. >> overall it's heading in the right direction. >> thank you, ginger. health officials on the trail of a stomach bug that's affected 400 people in 16 states. they're now doubling down. they've found the source of some of these cases but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. and abc's chief health and medical editor, rich besser, has more. >> reporter: it's still a mystery. the source of the cyclospora outbreak in 14 states. the cdc sent a team to help with the investigation into texas, one of the hardest hit states. but we do know the source, at least in nebraska and iowa. the fda linked the outbre
that got hit hard yesterday. the heat wave continues in texas. that's the other big story. it was 105 yesterday in dallas. that eight days in a row of 100-degree heat. when will the heat wave end? no time soon. 100 right through the upcoming weekend. no rain in sight. and speaking of rain, we had a little bit overnight in areas of the northeast. we'll have additional rain as we go throughout the day to day. not all day. airports have hit and miss delays with showers and storms. >> the summer thunderstorms really are strong. >> especially northeast, the humidity is up. >>> jackie robinson defaced, the ft. hood shooter working toward his own execution, plus, the best and worst performance in small cars when it comes to the crash tests. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. >>> welcome back. now to other stories making headlines this morning, the house in cleveland where aerial castro held thre
home run to break the shutout and the no-hitter. but texas would go on to win the game, 2-1. this guy is just amazing. >>> here's something yankee fans have been missing all season. curtis granderson. solo shot in the seventh. the yankees won two in a row for the first time, i think, in a month. his third home run of the season after hitting 43 last year. he's, of course, missed most of the season with a broken hand. yankees win, 2-1. what was that face? was that jeter? >> that was disturbing. >> i am just confused. >> red sox fans are not nervous about the yankees this year, are you? >> no. >>> possibility of just a washout day. looks like a tuesday. this will be by far the worst travel day, the worst weather day for the mid-atlantic, the northeast and for even areas back towards oklahoma and arkansas. we're about to get drenched in new york city. heavy rain through the lehigh valley. now moving into philadelphia. d.c. will get some rain on and off all morning long and possibly thunderstorms this afternoon. so airport delays are very likely today. maybe even significant delays. the h
in the texas panhandle. and a foggy start for the west coast. >> warmer than usual in boise, where temperatures will be close to 100. phoenix will be 107. highs around 80 from new york, d.c., chicago and detroit. they'll be in the mid-70s. >>> the postal service making more adjustments. what you should know before you mail your next package. >>> and new details in the kidnapping saga of hannah anderson. new details released overnight. >>> and a major breakthrough that is said to lower men's risk of getting prostate cancer. >>> and welcome back. the cash-strapped u.s. postal service is making more changes to take on rivals like fedex. the agency is now offering free online tracking for priority mail shipments, free insurance and date-specific delivery. the moves come as the postal service is reeling from losses this year, totalling $3.9 billion. >>> cisco systems is cutting 4,000 jobs. it's about 5% of the company's workforce. the job cuts come after weaker sales in japan, china and europe. >>> apple's struggling stock is starting to show signs of life. surpassing the $500 share mark for the fir
will see some storms today. there will also be rain in the northeast. florida, texas and the northwest. >> seattle will get to 72. portland will reach 79 degrees. phoenix goes back over the 100-degree mark. 90s through the center of the country. 85 in new york. 80 degrees in boston. >>> new this morning, we're hearing former president gerald ford for the first time ever about the 1975 assassination attempt against him. it happened in sacramento, while ford was shaking hands near the california statehouse. ford testified behind closed doors. and his testimony was used in the case against the would-be assassin, lynnette squeaky fromme. he talked about seeing a gun in the crowd. >> the weapon was large. it covered all or most of her hand, as far as i could see. and i only saw it instantaneously because almost automatically, one of the secret service agents lunged, grabbed the hand and the weapon. >> ford's testimony was released yesterday but a federal court. the gun never fired. she was convicted and served 30 years in prison. >>> something new at the golden arches. wait until you hear w
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of the texas rangers. a big one as well. jhonny peralta, detroit tigers. a great job. another name you have to look out for. could impact the team. and then everth cabrera. another up and coming, all-star caliber player, another guy that could be on the list. several others on the list. what people need to remember, these are the big names that could impact pennant races now. >> let's talk how many game suspensions, what are you hearing? >> could be basically remainder of the regular season. they want to get these done. if any of the teams make the playoffs, major league baseball wants the guys eligible for the post season. or maybe the teams want them to be able to come back and play in the toast season. it's important that they try to get the suspensions handed down. ryan braun was 65 games. regular season. post season. nelson cruz, a guy they want to get back. jhonny peralta, they want to get him back. >> tell us about the teams that will be hurt right now. >> the rangers, if texas loses nelson cruz. the team's struggled since losing josh hamilton to free agency. the yankees -- any third
, that he had used performance enhancing drugs as a member of the texas rangers when it was not banned. he said since then he has not. >> bill: talking points does not know what alex rodriguez did or did not do. but after the lance armstrong debacle. it is safe to assume that some very powerful american least cheat and again that's unacceptable because american business are paying them an incredible amount of money. and they have a right to expect honest behavior. bottom line on the story is that mr. rodriguez will probably be suspended although major league baseball might cut back the amount of time. but it is an awful situation being played out in front of the nation. and by the way, as somebody who was once a pitcher. throwing a baseball at another player is a serious thing. dempster should not have done it. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction, joining us from north carolina, bernard goldberg n addition doing on factor. is a lifelong yankee fan. what about this? >> well, first of all, major league baseball has every right to expect that its players won't cheat.
texas a&m's johnny football profit from autographs and merchandise. >>> plus, dramac video of an italian bride killed by a hit and run driver in california. >>> closing arguments in the trial of alleged mob boss whitey bulger. >>> and the 2013 nfl season officially under way. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, august 5th. >>> very good morning to you. i'm richard lui. americans at home and around the world remain on high alert after credible terror threats from al qaeda. many u.s. embassies and consulates remain closed. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has the latest. >> reporter: back from camp david, president obama is getting the latest on the high alert. >> there's been an all of lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. they're reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. >> reporter: according to two top u.s. officials, the terror plot could include one large attack or simultaneous attacks around the world, but the intelligence still isn't crystal clear. embassies and co
, and last year al-qaeda-connected militants took over an area larger than the state of texas inside northern africa. and it was september september , of course, at least three al-qaeda-linked groups participated in the killing of ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans in benghazi. bill: top republican senator lindsey graham saying that attack in libya was a turning point, saying since then al-qaeda has been on steroids. senator graham also saying the white house seems to be to learning its lesson on this matter. >> it is scary. al-qaeda's on the rise, and the nsa program is proving its worth yet again. but we need to reevaluate where we're at in light of these threats. sequestration has to be fixed. if this happens a year from now, our intelligence community and the military will be less capable. i appreciate what the administration's doing. they're taking the right approach to this. benghazi was a complete failure, the threats were real there, the reporting was real, and we basically dropped the ball. we've learned from benghazi, thank god, and the administration's doing t
to get right back out there and continue campaigning. >>> a water park in texas found an inventive way to keep their patrons cool. what's all that? they've created an ice dump. and bill karins, i don't know. i kind of like the heat. that's awfully cool. we're talking about, what, triple -- >> they wanted the cold water. have you ever been in a pool and you want the cold water? >> when you have all those people around you -- it's a great idea. two tons. wonton was about 2,000 pounds of ice. >> 104 yesterday in san antonio. >> i take that back then. >> some breaking weather news out of missouri. got a report. >>> severe flash flooding. a rescue boat from the waynesville fire department. you see waynesville in the middle of your screen on i-44. the rescue boat tipped over. the firefighters are in the water. now they are attempting to rescue the firefighters who are in this flash flood. so six inches of rain estimated as fallen in southern missouri just over the last 12 hours. and the weather pattern has been yielding a lot of heavy rain through kansas and missouri about the last week. and
this morning, and it was described as successful. it was done at the texas health presbyterian center. the former president remains hospitalized today but expects to be released tomorrow. aides say he will resume his schedule on thursday. he thanks everyone for the good wishes and suggested that everyone get a checkup. so the former president is doing well. natalie? >> kelly o'donnell at the white house. thanks so much for the update. >>> finally, a martial arts demonstration gone horribly wrong. take a look. this happened over in the u.k. the taekwondo master giving a demonstration in front of students and parents. no matter how hard he tries, he just can't break that board, but it gets worse. at one point he calls for two people to hold the board. when he finally gets it to hits a young spectator in the head, making her cry. poor thing. that guy was just having a very bad day. it's 12 minutes after the hour. you're up to date, guys. >> all right. thank you very much, natalie. >> you got it. >> are you tweeting? >> no, i was trying to do something. well, there's some breaking news th
and other family members remain by his side in texas. >>> three hours from now army private bradley manning will learn his fate. the man behind the largest leak of classified documents in u.s. history could spend the rest of his life in prison. good morning to you and what can we expect at this morning's hearing? >> reporter: we know the hearing starts just three hours from now, 10:00 eastern time. we know bradley manning will find out how much of his life he'll spend in a military prison. what we're expecting is for the judge to come out and make a determination what she believes is the most fair. of course, the maximum is 90 years in prison is what he could get. he was convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret sharing website, wikileaks. the intelligence analyst convicted in july, guilty of 20 criminal charges. now facing up to 90 years behind bars. he's already served three and a half of that. they are asking for a sentence of 60 years in jail, his attorney asking for leniency, 25 years. manning says he's sorry for his actions, also sorry, he says,
off time off of the confinement, as well. >> professor jeffery corn of south texas school of law, thank you for joining us. >> some major developments out of japan rewarding the water leak at the fukushima nuclear power plant. a level three category means exposure to the material for just one hour is the equivalent to exposure for five years. this markion the first time japan issued a warning of this kind since the three reactor meltdowns that followed the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. >> wildfires are burning in 10 western states. over $1 billion has been spent fighting wildfires this year. idaho has the two worst fires. they may be getting the upper hand on the beaver creek valley. hundreds of people are cleared to return home. hundreds more are waiting for that chance. >> good morning, let's start with the west. we were just talking about the fires which range north and south all the way from parts of california, arizona, up to the pacific northwest, even a few of them in parts of alaska. you can see in the northwest, it's going to be another dry day. we've had some monsoon
school kids on football fields. it's still 95 to 100 from texas to minneapolis. >> hydrate, be safe. >>> coming up on the top of the hour, "morning joe," a team is back, willie, barnacle, mika, joe. the white house is weighing its actions to chemical weapons and use in syria. what's on the table and what could impact that decision. when we come back here, we have the cooler. canadian reporter advocating women's rights and she's not afraid to show a little skin to make her point. we'll be right back. [ whispering ] uh! i had a nightmare! the house caught fire and we were out on the streets. [ whispering ] shhh. it's only a dream. and we have home insurance. but if we made a claim, our rate would go up... [ whispering ] shhh. you did it right. you have allstate claim rate guard so your rates won't go up just because of a claim. [ whispering ] are we still in a dream? no, you're in an allstate commercial. so get allstate home insurance with claim rate guard... [ whispering ] goodnight. there are so many people in our bedroom. [ dennis ] talk to an allstate agent... [ doorbell rings ] .
. no one in texas will be saying we didn't have a summer. right now in dallas, we're on our streak of 100 degree days. we've seen eight in a row. when will it end? over the next five days, looks like we should hit a hundred. it will be close to a hundred all the way into monday of next week. an impressive streak of very hot weather there. the rest of the country, the big story is in kansas and missouri where the flooding continues. we will see numerous showers and storms today. it won't rain all day, but we will see a period of rain just about everywhere. >>> turning now to entertainment news, music superstar usher recently broke his silence following the near drowning of his 5-year-old son. in a statement, he thanks his family, medical staff and the two men he calls heros for rescuing his son from the family pool. the singer is in for another rough patch now that his ex-wife, tamika foster has reportedly filed for temporary custody of the former couple's two sons. >>> $1 million is apparently what caused bruce willis to be dropped from the expendable three. willis wanted $4 million to fi
out around 82 today. we're in the 90s in houston, texas but that is some relief from the triple digits. 79 in minneapolis. so we are still watching the areas in the plain states. also arkansas and missouri. tomorrow, they're going to get another round of rain. they've already had about 18 inches of rain since the beginning of august. >> oh, it's summertime. >> i know. >> thanks, dylan. >>> just ahead, we'll go to cairo and egyptian police vow to crack down on protesters. >>> plus, a 12-year-old gem of a find. we'll tell you what it is when "early today" returns. >>> welcome back. well, the state is set in egypt for a possible confrontation as early as this morning. tens of house to of supporters of egypt's ousted president are holding citizens in cairo. and they say they won't leave until mohamed morsi is reinstated. nbc is live in cairo. yousef, good morning. i understand that officials have issued a 24-hour warning. what happens next? >> reporter: well, veronica, nbc understands from a military source that no specific date has been set for either the army or the military or the polic
on in north carolina and texas, this anti-women's stuff and all this, that is not the way to advertise. this is a national story. the national races are going to get tainted by what's going on in texas and north carolina in terms of the anti-abortion, anti-union, anti-everything. i think the republicans have trouble. they really do. they don't -- the sort of the cooler heads don't seem to have the vision or the willingness to prevail, and if they don't prevail, i do not think nate silver is going to be right. nate silver is usually right, but i think it's going to be tough. >> well, and -- and nate silver is usually right. people in new york think as long as he's predicting democrats are going to win. >> all right. let me just say that gayle collins writes in "the new york times" politics of a screeching halt. she writes in part this, one of the least attractive legacies of barack obama will be the way he empowered freshman senators to believe they were only one or two good speeches away from the presidency. right now the show horses of the united states senate are rand paul of kentuck
has been implicated in recalls in the past six on the fda website. there's a large outbreak in texas. there's a large outbreak in florida. so far, i've been talking to the investigators there. they've not been able to connect it to the same product. >> meantime, we're talking about two, huge restaurant chains. the olive garden and red l lobster. is it safe to eat there? >> i think it is. this ended in july. the symptoms can go on for a month if you're not treated. but the product that caused the outbreak in those states is no longer in the market. >> why is it taking so long to figure out the cause of the outbreak? >> some outbreaks are very easy. you eat something you get sick right away. with this, it can take a week when you eat something until you get sick. it's very tricky to do those studies. now, they have to go back to the farms and say what happened here? what can we do in the farms in mexico to prevent this. >> the bottom line is the safety in those restaurants, and still out there in 14 states. >> more to come. >>> more to come here on this broadcast. a lot of other news b
. and no. not as big of stars but nelson cruz from the texas rangers. peralta from the detroit tigers. those type of players. but nine or ten in all. >> a-rod is the big fish here. has he been injured? playing in the minor leagues. or was this part of the plan so as to bring maybe an easy blow to the yankees team or the fans? could there be a real link here? >> well, he was upset. he said they should send him bag earlier. he was healthy enough to play. he had hip surgery in january and almost about to come back july fourth weekend when he had an injury and so now it's been delayed and he says i'm healthy. the yankees say, okay, looks like you are. all word is he'll be in chicago tonight suiting up to be in the starting lineup tomorrow night against the white sox. >> wow. healthy enough to be suspended and play because he's appealing. bob, thank you so much for your time. appreciate it for this breaking story to us. >> fred, pleasure. thank you. >>> okay. still talking about sports. in a way. next week, how about the pga? how about walt disney and the obama family? what do they have to
of the oakland a's who are fighting for a spot to win that division with the texas rangers. that's going to be a huge loss. a guy like nelson cruz, go on down the line. alex rodriguez is the sexy name. >> this controversy's obviously hurt the sport the way that it hurt cycling. do you think baseball will ever be able to rid itself of performance-enhancing drugs? >> well, not just baseball. none of these sports is ever going to rid itself of this type of thing because it's gone around forever. people got short memories. going back to the time of the ancient greeks, i'm sure you don't remember the ancient greeks, you weren't around, i wasn't around either. back then in the old olympics, athletes back then were not allowed to have anything in their body except for water. some athletes are doing stuff like eating the testicles of animals which was their version of steroids. and i'd give you further details but i'm sure people out there are eating. >> we don't want to upset people's dinner, exactly. terrence, before you go, let's talk football. a video has surfaced on the internet showing ral
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